DeRay McKesson, one of the leading voices in the Black Lives Matter movement and the co-founder of Campaign Zero, has spent his life working to connect individuals with knowledge and tools, and provide citizens and policy-makers with commonsense policies to ensure equity. Join us to hear McKesson speak about his book, On the Other Side of Freedom and his personal journey of advocacy and activism that has caught America’s attention. Moderated by Dave “Davey D” Cook, journalist, lecturer, Hip Hop historian, and media activist.
This Bay Area Society of Fellows Discussion Reception Series is generously underwritten by Janet and Tom McKinley and Mary and Harold Zlot.
DeRay McKesson, is most notably known as the host of Pod Save the People and named as one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine in 2015 — as well as one of the 30 Most Influential People on the Internet by Time magazine in 2016. McKesson thinks hope is the belief that tomorrow can be better than today. As one of the leading voices in the Black Lives Matter Movement and co-founder of Campaign Zero, McKesson has spent his life working to connect individuals with knowledge and tools, and provide citizens and policy-makers with commonsense policies to ensure equity.
Dave “Davey D” Cook is a nationally recognized journalist, adjunct professor at San Francisco State, Hip Hop historian, political commentator, syndicated talk show host, radio programmer, and media justice and community activist. Davey D has been featured as an expert commentator in more than 35 documentaries and TV shows, along with numerous other outlets. He is a strong proponent of media justice and has spoken around the country at conferences, FCC hearings, Congressional briefings and at the Congressional Black Caucus on matters ranging from Media Consolidation to Radio Royalty Rates to Political Activism within Hip Hop. Davey D is the co-founder and host of several Political and Hip Hop oriented media projects both on and off line.